We invite you to a concert within The Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension festival:
Oligarkh / Miss God
September 2nd, 2017, 8 PM
Fama Club, 5 Legionowa Street
free tickets (available at the Forum Cinema’s box office)
Orthodox chants, Russian folk, dark electronics in a spectacular AV-show! Oligarkh’s crashing collages of sound, images and words draw from disparate musical and visual sources to create surreal juxtapositions of contemporary urban culture, deep folk memory and decades of popular expressions of the national character.
The young hip-hop producer from Saint Petersburg made his debut in 2013 with his album “Zemlya i Volya”, described as ‘an abstract-orthodox mix of spiritual, folk, chanson and lyrical music framed by solid bass bells, 8-bit balalaika and broken rhythms’. Their second album “Anatoliy” came out in February 2016. Single “Lebedi” and EP “Vstan’ i Idi” were released in February 2017.
Oligarkh’s live gigs are augmented with a drummer and arresting video collages taken from historical films, documentaries, fairytales and old TV clips. It’s a journey through the Russian collective conciousness, from grand cathedrals to remote villages, from suburban ghettos to the enclaves of the rich. Oligarkh’s music erases the borders between high and popular culture, ancient and modern.
(text Colin Bass).
Oligarkh performed in Slovenia, Finland, Spain, Austria, and Norway among others. In 2016 they performed in Warsaw, on the occasion of the “Sputnik above Poland” film festival.
Oligarkh’s members include:
Victor Volcovich — electronics, percussion
Evgenii Bugaev — drums
Anton Chizhenok — VJ
Vocalist and music producer, moving between such musical genres as electronics, chillout, downtempo, experimental vocal, and hip-hop.
Representative of the young dub / chill / goa / ethno scene. He works with Miss God and Królewski Sound, contributes to the Tribalanga Festiwal. He subtly connects organic music with synthetic ambient, dub-techno, sometimes maneuvering on the edge of glitch or idm. From British techno of the late 80s, jungle, detroit, and modern ambient, he can build a space that cleverly transmits exotic root climate.
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
National Centre for Culture
The City of Białystok
Białystok Cultural Centre
Białystok City Mayor
Embassy of Armenia to Poland
Polskie Radio Białystok